San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 225
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Stressed for Months and Now my Breast Augmentation is over and I'm Thrilled! - San Diego, CA

I want to share my breast augmentation story because when I was contemplating getting one I searched the Internet constantly for other people's stories and it helped me tremendously! So here it goes... After two kids, my once full C cup boobs turned into small SMALL B cups. After a year of going back and forth on whether to get a boob job or not, I finally decided to go to a consultation...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Love Dr.Shumway and his staff!

Dr.Shumway is always very kind to me and makes me feel comfortable in his office. He has done my fillers for the last few years and I absolutely love the results. I like to keep my look somewhat natural, and he manages to enhance my lips without making me look like I've obviously had injections. And the process is almost painless because he is so skilled at what he does! And everyone tells me...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Elderly Lady: Best Job on Persistent Frown Between my Eyebrows - La Jolla, CA

I have tried several doctors for Botox treatments to smooth out deep frown lines between my eyebrows. For some reason, Dr. Shumway is the only provider I have found who has the skill to get rid of those lines. They don't show at all when he does it, whereas others keep adding more units of the product without achieving a successful result. (I might add that for the last year I've been using...

28 Years Old Mother of Four Getting 457cc Moderate (under) Breast Augmentation - San Diego, CA

I'm getting surgery on Monday 3/2/15 I am so nervous of the pain and doing it while having little ones. My husband is here now but will deploy soon. So I'll be on my own. Is there advice of how to deal with the pain having a 2_ year old who still needs to be lifted? My other concern is getting an affection and having to go back to get it re done.. Thank you much.. Happy with the...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Micro-liposuction - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Shumway is a wonderful doctor! He has more experience than most surgeons when it comes to body and face. He does not rush his patients into surgery and carefully presents risks and benefits. Dr. Shumway is a very good listener. Cherise, the Patient Care Coordinator, is very knowledgeable on a variety of procedures and makes you feel very comfortable, as a new patient (especially when in...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Absolutely Amazing Staff and Pain Free Surgery! - San Diego, CA

I had always hated the appearance of my nose.  The surgery was easy with a absolutely pain free recovery. The staff is amazing!! I'm 8 months out now and feel amazing. I feel like I've walked away from this experience as a more confident person with a new set of friends!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing Doctor, Amazing Staff - San Diego, CA

I first read about Dr. Shumway on another forum and was very impressed by his before and after pictures. The only issue for me was choosing between silicone and the TUBA procedure. Although it was a little bit more expensive, I ultimately decided to go with the silicone procedure. Thank you Dr. Shumway for a wonderful result!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Nice Shaping - La Jolla, CA

I have been seeing Dr. Shumway for over 15 years and have had more than one procedure performed by him. I continue to see him because not only does he do great surgery but his bedside manner and professionalism keep me coming back. I like him so much, I refer as many clients to him as I can. My recent surgery was breast reduction and shaping. I love the surgery, keeps me happy when I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation - La Jolla, CA

To have better body proportion

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing Work, I Wouldn't Trust Anyone else to Touch my Face! - La Jolla, CA

I always wanted to change the size of my nose & it felt better than any other work I could have got done! I researched doctors for about 1 year, but didn't feel comfortable with any of them. I wanted a doctor that understood what I wanted and told me Yes, I can do that and you will be happy. Every other doctor told me they will be able to get close to what I want. Dr Shumway didn't even...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Zoology , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1984
    Medical: MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, 1988
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1989
    Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1993
    General & Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1990
    Facial Plastic Surgery , Beverly Hills, California
    American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1994

Treatments offered at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery

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Could the Way I Sleep Change the Shape of my Nose?

Positional sleeping does affect the results and the amount of swelling post-rhinoplasty: during the first two months. Thereafter, be careful not to... READ MORE

How Long Do I Wait After my Nose Job (Rhioplasty) to See the Full Results?

Twelve months is the magic number of months after rhinoplasty in order to say that the results are now final. READ MORE

Why Do I Have Hollow and Sunken Eyes That Look Like They Are in my Head? (photo)

Dear beautiful 15 year old Abbie: First, take a look at your relatives and what do you see? Do they have similar issues? Honestly, you need not do... READ MORE

Do I need cartilage removed on the right side of my nose? I have a deviated nose tip and was wondering what would be done to fix

An appropriately planned and executed septorhinoplasty must address your existing deviated septal cartilage and also reconstruct your upper lateral... READ MORE

Sunglasses After Rhinoplasty?

The answer is "yes," but please call your surgeon for his answer since he performed your surgery 18 weeks ago and has followed your postoperative course. READ MORE

Does Getting a Nose Job, Drastically Change Your Face?

Natural beauty from facial surgery can be thought of in terms of "colors." Some color combinations are very attractive to certain people while... READ MORE

Skin Thinner Along with Redness, Hardness, Dent, and Something Shown Inside Redness No Pain Though? (photo)

You must seek immediate, competent medical care immediately. You could have an infection, suture reaction or an impending implant extrusion, etc. READ MORE

Uneven Swelling 3 Weeks After Rhinoplasty? (photo)

All physicians will say the same thing: It is too soon to expect your final result until six to twelve months out from rhinoplasty. READ MORE

I Would Like My Nose to Look More African; Is This Possible?

Platyrrhinization can be accomplished via reverse rhinoplasty techniques! However, you need to discuss "realistic expectations" with your Cosmetic... READ MORE

Nose Tip Grafting and Columella Strut 5 Months Post Rhino?

After 12 months, you should be fairly content with your nasal tip and nostril appearance. However, in the words of the late Dr. Richard Webster... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Shumway

Robert Shumway, MD has shared 11 before and after pictures with 104 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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